Second Team: Sarah Blalock, Marriotts Ridge (senior, forward)

The Mustangs senior — who is set to play lacrosse at Louisville University next spring — led the program to its most successful season to date and helped clinch the school’s first ever basketball regional championship.

Blalock is one of the most athletic players on the floor, and with her quickness, length and size is a tough match-up because of her versatility to play both guard and forward positions. She is a terrific defender with great instincts and a high motor, and on the offensive end really improved her mid-range game.

Blalock upped her play to an elite level during Marriotts Ridge’s playoff run, averaging 20 points through four games, hit 80 percent from the foul line (20-for-25), and had back-to-back 26 point outings, including in the 46-39 2A West Region title win over Walkersville.

Blalock finished her senior campaign averaging 13.8 points, 2.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 3.8 rebounds per game.

“Her jump shot in the paint, the way she can elevate, she is very hard to guard because she can play both guard and forward,” said Mustangs coach Caitlin Reese. “Just carried us in the state tournament on both ends of the floor and she is a competitor if I’ve ever met one.”

Staff photo by Brian Krista
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